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First Friday Gathering & Book Talk with Deb Habib & Ricky Baruch
Friday, September 6, 2019 - 6:00pm to 8:00pm
Temple Israel

Event Details

Join us on the First Friday in September for a reading, conversation and signing of Making Love While Farming with the authors: Ricky Baruch and Deb Habib, co-founders of Seeds of Solidarity Farm and Education Center. Books will be available for sale before sundown.

The book talk will be followed by a simple supper. The Rabbi will supply soup and bread - your contributions of salads, sides, and desserts are much appreciated. The Temple Kitchen is under construction, so please bring your own bowl & silverware for this meal. Let us know you are coming with an email to [email protected]

Making Love While Farming: A Field Guide to a Life of Passion and Purpose is the savory story of a couple who challenged convention to shape a self-created life and grow a loving relationship and family. Described in reviews as equal parts memoir, inspiration, and handbook, it is rich with stories that recount the humorous and harsh realities of a honeymoon of thousands of miles walked on pilgrimage from Auschwitz to Hiroshima; sixty combined years in the farm fields; adventures building and living off the grid; and the launch of a garlic and arts festival with neighbors and a hundred bucks. These, plus 'field guides' with practical DIY ideas, contemplative practices, and seasonal recipes unite under one cover to inspire readers to cultivate resilient and vibrant lives and communities. Rooted in the authors' three decades of experience in the field and as educators and community organizers, the book affirms the possibility and necessity of lives and livelihoods that respond to environmental and social justice issues with creativity, love, and balance.